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LeSean McCoy becomes 30th player in NFL history to reach 10,000 career rushing yards

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy surpassed 10,000 career rushing yards in Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins, becoming the 30th player in NFL history to reach the milestone.

McCoy, 29, entered Sunday with 9,961 yards in his nine-year career. His 14-yard rush in the second quarter put him over 10,000 yards, but he was injured on the play.

McCoy remained on the ground for several moments before walking to the sideline with trainers. McCoy returned to the game after one play and caught a touchdown pass later on in the drive. It was his second touchdown of the game, as he earlier rushed for a touchdown in the first quarter.

McCoy is the first rusher since Frank Gore in 2014 to pass the 10,000-yard milestone. He joins Gore (13,858 yards) and Adrian Peterson (12,276) as the only active players with at least 10,000 career rushing yards.

Since the summer, McCoy has used the hashtag "#10kchase" on many of his social media posts to recognize his pursuit of the millstone. He has also made T-shirts with that hashtag. However, he told ESPN in June that 12,000 career yards will be a better milestone to headline a potential Hall of Fame résumé.

"There's not a lot of people that haven't [been inducted] with 12,000 yards," he said. "That's something I'm shooting for."

Of the 16 players with at least 12,000 career rushing yards, 13 are in the Hall of Fame. Two, Gore and Peterson, are still active. The other is Edgerrin James, who has been a semifinalist for induction the past four years.

Entering Sunday's game, McCoy had 3,169 rushing yards since being traded to the Bills from the Philadelphia Eagles in 2015. He joins Thurman Thomas (12,074 yards) and O.J. Simpson (11,236) among Bills rushers with at least 10,000 career yards.

Emmitt Smith is the NFL's all-time rushing leader with 18,355 career yards.